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Weekend Reading

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

This week’s links:

  •  The Enemy Within: from The Atlantic. “For the first time ever, the cyber-security elites of the world have joined forces in a high-tech game of cops and robbers, trying to find Conficker’s creators and defeat them. The cops are failing. And now the worm lies there, waiting …”
  • Fence is not the border: by S Gurumurthy. “History testifies that shifts in ethnic or religious demography materially alter people’s identity, attitudes, nationality and even worldview…When will secular India realise that demography, not geography, is nation, and demography, not iron fence, is the border?”
  • Two Theories of Change: by David Brooks (New York Times).  “People are born with natural desires to be admired and to be worthy of admiration. They are born with moral emotions, a sense of fair play and benevolence. They are also born with darker passions, like self-love and tribalism, which mar rationalist enterprises. We are emotional creatures first and foremost, and politics should not forget that.”
  • Budgeting in a Growing Company: by Fred Wilson. “We are…going to talk about what happens to the budgeting process once revenues start coming in, headcount gets to between 50 and 100 employees, and you are now a full fledged high growth business.”
  • So’ Pushes to the Head of the Line:by Anand Giridharadas. Something different! “No longer con­tent to lurk in the mid­dle of sen­tences, [So] has jumped to the begin­ning, where it can por­tend many things: tran­si­tion, cer­ti­tude, logic, atten­tive­ness, a major insight.”

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